An anonymous reader writes: Canada Post has filed a
copyright infringement lawsuit against Geolytica, which operates GeoCoder.ca,
a website that provides several geocoding services including free
access to a crowdsourced compiled database of Canadian postal codes.
Canada Post argues that it is the exclusive copyright holder of all
Canadian postal codes and claims that GeoCoder appropriated the
database and made unauthorized reproductions. GeoCoder compiled the
postal code database by using crowdsource techniques without
any reliance on Canada Post's database and argues that no copyright in
postal codes and no infringement.